13 Aug 1941
  • Stalin released the Polish prisoners of war taken in Sep 1939, ostensibly to form a Polish Army in Russia. ww2dbase [Joseph Stalin | AC]
  • Journalist Richard Capell paid tribute in a radio broadcast the defenders of Tobruk, Libya, with specific mention of anti-aircraft gunners but also generally of Australians, Indians, and British "[b]oys", who "within weeks, turn[ed] into hardened men." ww2dbase [Siege of Tobruk | CPC]
  • Dutch prisoners Dufour and Imitescaped the Oflag IV-C prisoner of war camp at Colditz Castle in Germany; they would be recaptured within a few days. ww2dbase [Colditz Castle | Colditz, Sachsen | CPC]
  • A Soviet Zveno-SPB variant of the TB-3 aircraft, carrying two I-16 fighter-bombers, damaged the King Carol I Bridge (now Anghel Saligny Bridge) in Cernavoda, Costanta County, Romania. ww2dbase [TB-3 | Cernavoda, Costanta | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Aug 1941
British Army Lieutenant General Arthur Percival leaving a plane on his arrival to Singapore as the new commander of British forces in Malaya and Singapore, 13 Aug 1941

13 Aug 1941 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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